Quotation Explorer - 'Homer'

For rarely are sons similar to their fathers: most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers. - Homer
A young man is embarrassed to question an older one. - Homer
There is an astonishing imagination, even in the science of mathematics... We repeat, there was far more imagination in the head of Archimedes than in that of Homer. - Voltaire
Whoever obeys the gods, to him they particularly listen. - Homer
He lives not long who battles with the immortals, nor do his children prattle about his knees when he has come back from battle and the dread fray. - Homer
The fates have given mankind a patient soul. - Homer
Reproach is infinite, and knows no endSo voluble a weapon is the tongue;Wounded, we wound; and neither side can failFor every man has equal strength to rail. - Homer
Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another. - Homer
It is not unseemly for a man to die fighting in defense of his country. - Homer
I too shall lie in the dust when I am dead, but now let me win noble renown. - Homer
Miserable mortals who, like leaves, at one moment flame with life, eating the produce of the land, and at another moment weakly perish. - Homer
It is entirely seemly for a young man killed in battle to lie mangled by the bronze spear. In his death all things appear fair. But when dogs shame the gray head and gray chin and nakedness of an old man killed, it is the most piteous thing that happens among wretched mortals. - Homer
A small rock holds back a great wave. - Homer
Wide-sounding Zeus takes away half a man's worth on the day when slavery comes upon him. - Homer
If you are very valiant, it is a god, I think, who gave you this gift. - Homer
The glorious gifts of the gods are not to be cast aside. - Homer
The single best augury is to fight for one's country. - Homer
It is not possible to fight beyond your strength, even if you strive. - Homer
So it is that the gods do not give all men gifts of grace - neither good looks nor intelligence nor eloquence. - Homer
I detest that man who hides one thing in the depths of his heart, and speaks for another. - Homer
How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise! - Homer
There is nothing more dread and more shameless than a woman who plans such deeds in her heart as the foul deed which she plotted when she contrived her husband's murder. - Homer
I should rather labor as another's serf, in the home of a man without fortune, one whose livelihood was meager, than rule over all the departed dead. - Homer
Such was the burial they gave to Hector, tamer of horses. - Homer
Books are useless! I only ever read one book, To Kill A Mockingbird, and it gave me absolutely no insight on how to kill mockingbirds! - Homer Simpson - Matt Groening
The tongue of man is a twisty thing. - Homer
It is equally offensive to speed a guest who would like to stay and to detain one who is anxious to leave. - Homer
Zeus does not bring all men's plans to fulfillment. - Homer
You ought not to practice childish ways, since you are no longer that age. - Homer
There is a fullness of all things, even of sleep and love. - Homer
Of men who have a sense of honor, more come through alive than are slain, but from those who flee comes neither glory nor any help. - Homer
Once harm has been done, even a fool understands it. - Homer
All men have need of the gods. - Homer
The wine urges me on, the bewitching wine, which sets even a wise man to singing and to laughing gently and rouses him up to dance and brings forth words which were better unspoken. - Homer
And when long years and seasons wheeling brought around that point of time ordained for him to make his passage homeward, trials and dangers, even so, attended him even in Ithaca, near those he loved. - Homer
He knew how to say many false things that were like true sayings. - Homer
Young men's minds are always changeable, but when an old man is concerned in a matter, he looks both before and after. - Homer
It is tedious to tell again tales already plainly told. - Homer
Even his griefs are a joy long after to one that remembers all that he wrought and endured. - Homer
The author of the Iliad is either Homer or, if not Homer, somebody else of the same name. - Aldous Huxley
He knew the things that were and the things that would be and the things that had been before. - Homer
A generation of men is like a generation of leaves; the wind scatters some leaves upon the ground, while others the burgeoning wood brings forth - and the season of spring comes on. So of men one generation springs forth and another ceases. - Homer
It was built against the will of the immortal gods, and so it did not last for long. - Homer
We are quick to flare up, we races of men on the earth. - Homer
Among all men on the earth bards have a share of honor and reverence, because the muse has taught them songs and loves the race of bards. - Homer
The gods, likening themselves to all kinds of strangers, go in various disguises from city to city, observing the wrongdoing and the righteousness of men. - Homer
On with you, horse-taming Trojans! Never give Greeks best in your will to fight! They are not made of stone or iron. Their flesh can't keep out penetrating spears when they are hit. - Homer
Im Frieden begraben die Söhne ihre Väter, im Krieg begraben Väter ihre Söhne. - Homer
Thus have the gods spun the thread for wretched mortals: that they live in grief while they themselves are without cares; for two jars stand on the floor of Zeus of the gifts which he gives, one of evils and another of blessings. - Homer
There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep. - Homer
It is equally wrong to speed a guest who does not want to go, and to keep one back who is eager. You ought to make welcome the present guest, and send forth the one who wishes to go. - Homer
The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for. - Homer
A multitude of rulers is not a good thing. Let there be one ruler, one king. - Homer
You will certainly not be able to take the lead in all things yourself, for to one man a god has given deeds of war, and to another the dance, to another lyre and song, and in another wide-sounding Zeus puts a good mind. - Homer
The outcome of the war is in our hands; the outcome of words is in the council. - Homer
By their own follies they perished, the fools. - Homer
Evil deeds do not prosper; the slow man catches up with the swift. - Homer
Too many kings can ruin an army - Homer
Homer begged and Rembrandt went bankrupt. Aristotle, who had money for books, his school, and his museum, could not have bought this painting of himself.Rembrandt could not afford a Rembrandt. - Joseph Heller
The historian, on the contrary, cannot experiment and can rarely observe. Instead, the historian has to collect his own evidence, knowing, all the while, that some of it is useless and much of it unreliable." -Professor Charles Homer Haskins - Jill Lepore
Do thou restrain the haughty spirit in thy breast, for better far is gentle courtesy. - Homer
A councilor ought not to sleep the whole night through, a man to whom the populace is entrusted, and who has many responsibilities. - Homer
A companion's words of persuasion are effective. - Homer
There is a strength in the union even of very sorry men. - Homer
The minds of the everlasting gods are not changed suddenly. - Homer
Sing, Muse, of the anger of Achilles, son of Peleus... - Homer
When two men are together, one of them may see some opportunity which the other has not caught sight of; if a man is alone he is less full of resource, and his wit is weaker. - Homer
Question me now about all other matters, but do not ask who I am, for fear you may increase in my heart it's burden of sorrow as I think back; I am very full of grief, and I should not sit in the house of somebody else with my lamentation and wailing. It is not good to go on mourning forever. - Homer
The Lord gives and the Lord takes away, as it pleases him, for he can do all things. - Homer
Even when someone battles hard, there is an equal portion for one who lingers behind, and in the same honor are held both the coward and the brave man; the idle man and he who has done much meet death alike. - Homer
Look now how mortals are blaming the gods, for they say that evils come from us, but in fact they themselves have woes beyond their share because of their own follies. - Homer
Men grow tired of sleep, love, singing and dancing, sooner than war. - Homer
All strangers and beggars are from Zeus, and a gift, though small, is precious. - Homer
And what of failure?"He shrugged."The consequence of not succeesing.Remember what Homer said.Circumstances rule men,not men circumstances. - Steve Berry
I "love" reading.It makes me feel like I am swallowing up Christ, Homer, Confucius, Newton, Franklin, Socrates, Caesar, and the whole world into one gigantic invincible Sir Moffat. Mine is creative reading. I read building empires in mind. I pray I won't read and read and forget to marry. - Moffat Machingura
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